The Agava Americana, or Mexican grass, has heen manufactured into a very heautiful fahric, hy W. Stanton, of London, Eng., who has obtained patents for treating the fibre, and preparing it for spinning and weaving. It is first boiled in alkaline solutions, and afterwards washed and dried, when it is found to be strong and elastic, but not stiff enough for weaving. It is then run through a solution of glue and dried, and thus acquires the requisite stiffness.